The Pros And Cons Of Carrying Capacity

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The United Nations Television created a video of a fictional story in April 1992 called Nguyamyam. It was about a people who ate their planet until there was no more left. Nguyamyam failed to protect the existence of their planet because they ate their planet so quickly that there came a point when there was nothing left and the planet simply vanished. This happened because the resources on Nguyamyam were not used sustainably. If Nyugamgam had practiced sustainable development then they would have considered the needs of their generation while protecting the needs of future generations. Our situation on Earth can be similar to this story if we do not consider sustainable development that is the right combination of the environmental, economic…show more content…
Like the Carrying Capacity, in the environment-economy interface there is a limit to the amount of pollutants an environment can absorb, this is known as the Sink Function. The Source Function is the resources and reserves in the environment. The economy itself is the interplay between both the Source Function and the Sink Function; it is threatened by natural disasters, like tsunamis, earthquakes and diseases like Malaria and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are faced with natural disasters and sea level rise that stem from climate…show more content…
They are coastal countries and natural disasters and climate change can affect them first, SIDS fall into three geographic regions on the planet, the Caribbean, the Pacific and in Africa, the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea (Did you know? UNESCO). Sustainable development is ‘the future we want’ according to the Rio+20 conference held by the United Nations in which global goals were made (Small Island Developing States. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform), it is taking into consideration the social, environmental and economic factors that run society and making them interact in a way where the future of the planet can be environmentally sustained and biodiversity can remain intact. Sustainable development is largely linked to Intergeneration equity, which is the development of a nation without degrading its condition in such a way that it becomes a disadvantage to future generations. Intragenerational equity is the distribution of resources and fairness between nations in a given generation. (Environmental Context, Equity) The concept of Intragenerational equity can be reflected in the work that is being done by UNESCO to assist SIDS who are so
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